BY­RON COLL

DJI FC220, 5MM, 1/1600S, F/2.2, ISO 100

New Zealand D-Photo - - YOUR SHOTS - /by­ron­coll

While the ma­jes­tic Ao­raki pro­vided the im­pe­tus for By­ron Coll’s week-long camper­van trip around the Macken­zie coun­try, seek­ing re­prieve from gale-force winds meant that the land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher cap­tured some­thing al­to­gether dif­fer­ent from the ver­tig­i­nous land­scapes he had set out to shoot. A blus­tery day saw By­ron head south to­wards Ohau in search of shel­ter. While the 90kph winds meant that get­ting out the drone was the last thing on his mind, when he stum­bled on an area shel­tered from the wind by the Ben Ohau Range, he de­cided to swap his cam­era for the drone to get a quick shot of the canal. Ini­tially in­spired by the in­cred­i­ble blue re­sult­ing from the glacial flow from Lake Pukaki, By­ron was also taken by the se­ries of long par­al­lel lines cut­ting through the oth­er­wise-or­ganic land­scape: “It’s dis­rup­tive to the eye, but in such a beau­ti­ful and sat­is­fy­ing way.”

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